Daily Republic Sports
ALLEN PARK, Mich.—Riley Reiff isn't concerned with his move from left tackle to right tackle. The former Parkston Trojan, who is entering his fifth year with the Detroit Lions, spoke with reporters on Saturday about the switch on the offensive line.
The Dakota Wesleyan University football team will hold a fall scrimmage on Friday night, which will serve as a preview for the Tigers' season opener, scheduled for exactly one week from then. The scrimmage is scheduled for 6 p.m. Friday at the DWU football practice field, which is located along West Norway Avenue on the school's campus. Food will be served and the school invites students, faculty, fans and families to the event. The Tigers will host their archrival Dakota State University at 7 p.m. Aug. 26 at Joe Quintal Field.
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn.—Mitchell Aquatic Club swimmer Tevyn Waddell placed eighth in the 100-meter backstroke at the 2016 U.S. Swimming Junior National Championships on Friday in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Waddell had a preliminary time of 1 minute, 2.05 seconds to place fifth in her heat. She finished eighth in the A finals heat with a time of 1:03.16. The future Minnesota Gopher also competed in the 200 backstroke at the event.
VOLGA—The Aberdeen Roncalli boys golf team carded a team score of 320 win the Sioux Valley Invite on Tuesday in Volga. Sisseton's Nate Nielson won the individual title with a score of 71, while McCook Central/Montrose's Brandon Lauer placed tied for 19th with a 98. MCM's Kohl Miller finished right behind Lauer for 20th with a 99. Kobe Duane (114), Lee Kempshoff (118) and Hunter Mattheri (121) rounded out the scores for MCM, which did not compete in the team competition. MCM competes in the Dell Rapids Invite on Monday in Dell Rapids.
It was a splendid home opener for the Mitchell High School soccer teams Monday night. Both the boys and girls soccer teams scored 7-0 wins over Douglas at the Pepsi-Cola Soccer Complex. In the early boys varsity game, the Kernels got two goals each from Riley Kurtenbach, Mark Novak and Kelby Escobin in the winning effort. Seth Paulson also scored for the Kernels in the win. Luke Novak and Trevor Lambert shared the goalkeeping duties in the clean-sheet effort.
BRANDON — The high school boys golf season got off to a good start for Cade Carpenter and the Mitchell Kernels on Monday in Brandon. Carpenter shot a 2-over-73 and finished tied for fourth place as an individual in a 78-player field at the Brandon Valley Lynx Invitational at Brandon Golf Course. "Cade's performance was really the highlight of the day," Kernel coach Mark Horan said. "I think he started the day with three birdies ... I thought he putted really well today."
The 2016 season debut brought about a split for the Mitchell High School softball team Monday, as the Kernels halved a doubleheader with Sioux Falls O'Gorman. The Knights shut out Mitchell in game one 5-0, while Mitchell rallied for a 7-6 win over O'Gorman in the second game. In the opener, Mitchell was held to just two hits, with Haylee Schoenfelder and Halley Zephier picking up the hits. Pitcher Tori Misiaszek took the loss in the circle for Mitchell, throwing a complete game, allowing five runs (three earned), six hits and picking up four strikeouts.
HARTFORD — Jacob Lee led the Parkston High School boys golf team in the opening meet of the year Monday, finishing in fifth place at the West Central Early Bird Invitational, which was held at Central Valley Golf Course in Hartford. Lee shot a 9-over-81, while Sioux Falls Christian's Gunner Stugart led the way with a 4-over-76 for individual medalist honors. Alex Scott was just outside the top-10 for the Trojans, shooting a round of 83 and taking home 11th place.
YANKTON — Arron Lickteig was the only golfer in the 84-man South Dakota Men's Amateur Championship field to avoid a round over-par over 54 holes at Hillcrest Golf Course in Yankton this past weekend.
The Mitchell High School boys and girls soccer matches against Douglas today at the Pepsi-Cola Soccer Complex are Mitchell Athletic Booster Club events. Members will receive free admission with a card and the MABC will be selling memberships at the gate.